Baby Got Backlist is a column in support of older titles that I feel should still be getting love and attention.
I am obsessed with Disquiet. (Which is a little disturbing, if you’ve read it.) It could easily have been titled “Unsettling.” It’s so, so good!
It’s about a woman who flees to her mother’s home after a long absence. With her are her two young children, their father the reason for her flight. They are joined by her brother and his wife, who are grieving the loss of their baby. In a most unsettling way.
This is 120 pages of deeply disturbing behavior, and it is certainly not for everyone. But if you’re like me, and you love your books a little on the unsettling side, it is perfect. And the writing – oh, the writing! It is exquisite.
And exciting news: I recently learned Leigh has a memoir coming out this year, Avalanche: A Love Story. I’m sure it will be nothing less than amazing. I wouldn’t expect anything less from a protégé of Toni Morrison.